Alex defends toxic tort and wrongful death claims arising out of alleged environmental and workplace exposures; CERCLA, RCRA and common law claims arising out of alleged environmental contamination; and OSHA citation and enforcement actions arising out of alleged workplace harms or exposures. He also counsels clients in evaluating and responding to alleged environmental misconduct in federal criminal investigations.
Alex is acutely aware of the challenges that can arise for clients in need of resolving a dispute. Because of that, he is attentive to particular facets of litigation, including time, cost and exposure, that can have an impact when and if litigation is the necessary course of action.
Additionally, Alex has significant experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including several matters under the Federal Power Act specific to renewable energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency, reactive power, and energy transmission. He also advises on the energy regulatory-related aspects of corporate transactions, especially in the private equity space.
Beyond assisting with disputes, Alex works with clients on the environmental and workplace health and safety issues in the context of corporate transactions and advises on environmental and consumer product regulations, including warnings and notices under California's Proposition 65.
Alex has an active pro bono practice, litigating matters of pressing public concern to Illinois and throughout the Midwest, specifically in support of environmental nonprofits and health justice advocacy groups.
Before entering law school, Alex worked with Exponent, Inc., a scientific consulting firm, where he conducted economic and statistical analyses in support of expert witnesses in economics, statistics, epidemiology, and toxicology.